It’s cold and flu season and if you’re experiencing dreaded symptoms, you’ve come to the right place. While flu viruses are detected year-round in the US, they’re most common during the fall and winter with influenza activity peaking between December and February.
You may have asked yourself if the cold and flu be avoided. And if you suffer from either, can the duration and severity be reduced? Our guest today, Dr. Ken Redcross, is the author of “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” and founder of a unique concierge service providing patient-first treatment through Strategic Health Services. His patient portfolio includes executives, athletes, and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life.
- Why it’s important to eat a healthy diet, especially this time of year.
- Healthier options to include in your diet.
- How lack of sleep affects our immune system and our ability to fend off a cold or the flu.
- Why you should be proactive when it comes to the flu.
- Some of the “closer to the earth” remedies Dr. Redcross prefers to give his patients and even his own family.
- What’s most appealing about homeopathic medicines.
- Dr. Redcross’ favorites homeopathic remedies for the cold and flu.
- The issue concerning medications for children and why it’s essential to be mindful when administering medicines to younger family members.
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- Dr. Ken Redcross
- Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor
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How would you like to improve your health and keep your family safe? You're listening to the Healthy Home Hacks podcast where we firmly believe in joining optimal health shouldn't be a luxury. Healthy Home authorities and husband and wife team Ron and Lisa will help you create a home environment that will level up your health. It's time to hear from the experts. Listen in on honest conversations and gain the best tips and advice. If you're ready to dive in and improve your well-being and increase your energy, you're in the right place. All right, here are your hosts, building biologists, authors, media darlings, vicarious vegans and avocado aficionados, Ron and Lisa Beres.
Lisa Beres 00:49
This episode of healthy home Hacks is brought to you by Boiron - world leader in homeopathic medicines is stress overload causing you some sleepless nights do you want to rest easier by supporting your body with a better way to feel better? For 90 years Boiron has been dedicated to providing your family with the purest medicines made from the Earth's best resources. Born sleep calm for adults and kids are melatonin free sleep aids with no next day grogginess. The meltaway. tablets for adults and individual liquid doses for kids are non-habit forming and have no drug interactions, from stress to sleep, pain relief, allergies and more. Boiron get you and your family covered with affordable homeopathic remedies that are easy to find online and unnatural product stores nationwide. Help your body the natural way with gentle worry-free formulas for even the littlest ones in your family. Visit boiron.com That's boiren.com to find the nearest retailer or by direct using code RL20OFF that's RL20. Off to save 20% off your entire purchase. It's cold and flu season. And if you're experiencing sniffling, sneezing, coughing, body aches, fatigue or a fever, you've come to the right place. While flu viruses are detected year-round in the US. Their most common during the fall and winter. Cases often begin to rise in October and flu activity peaks between December and February.
Ron Beres 02:25
About 3 to 11% of us here in the US get the flu each year. And chances are you've experienced this one time or another but many people are confused on the difference between cold and flu symptoms. Turns out fever and body aches are a telltale sign that you're dealing with the flu, a stuffy nose and sore throat on the other hand, are symptoms associated with a cold. Both illnesses are caused by viruses so antibiotics won't work. But there are safer over the counter remedies as a great first line of treatment that we're going to dive into today.
Lisa Beres 02:59
So, the question is, can the cold and flu be avoided and if you experienced either, can the duration and severity be reduced? Let's just say avoiding the cold and flu is akin to preparing a healthy meal with a dash of natural knowledge, a pinch of prevention and a cup of self-care. Seasonal woes can be a thing of the past. Our guest today is here to shed light on this very topic.
Ron Beres 03:25
Dr. Redcross is the author of Bond The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor and founder of a unique concierge service providing patient first treatment through strategic health services. As one of the first full-service concierge personalized medical practices in the United States. Dr. Redcross' patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks of life. He earned his MD from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York specializing in internal medicine. Welcome to the show, Dr. Redcross.
Dr. Ken Redcross 04:04
Thank you. Thank you for having me on. I've been waiting. And finally, my prayers have been answered. This is going to be fun, guys.
Ron Beres 04:12
Are you kidding me? We had prayers for you to be on the show. We can't wait to hear more.
Dr. Ken Redcross 04:16
No, I've heard so much about your podcasts, honestly. And I just love I love what you guys put together their content. And so, I just hope to keep it bringing that information to your viewers and listeners today. Man, this is going to be great. A lot of learning.
Lisa Beres 04:28
A lot of learning and very timely. We are so thrilled to have you Dr. Redcross. So, thank you for being with us. And let's get started. So why is it so important to eat a healthy diet, especially this time of year? And can you share with our listeners some healthier options to include in their diet?
Dr. Ken Redcross 04:46
So, look, everyone you'll hear this a lot. We're talking a lot about saying that food is medicine. And it's so true when you're thinking of the vitamins and the minerals and things that we're doing but you know what, it's really all about balance. I talked about 60/40/20 everyone. That's the macros of the 60 grams of carbs, 40 grams of protein and 20 grams of fat. That's kind of that balance. I think we all need but we need to kind of choose healthy options throughout that to make sure we have that balance to stay ready and also flew ready during this time a year.
Lisa Beres 05:17
So not 60 grams of French fries.
Dr. Ken Redcross 05:19
Oh, no fries aren't on the list of sorry. Got those carbs?
Lisa Beres 05:24
Healthy balanced. That�s very true.
Dr. Ken Redcross 05:26
Healthy, balanced. And I'm sorry, those carbs I was really thinking of to your point - rice and beans are great ones that are holistic, not white rice, white rice, white pasta, that sort of thing. We want to avoid those. Right?
Ron Beres 05:38
Okay, because we're vegan. That was important. Thank you for that tip. You don't have to be vegan specific. But do you have any thoughts in mind for outside of beans and rice for us to get our protein?
Dr. Ken Redcross 05:46
Oh, my gosh, you know, that's a really good point. You know, its funny, you guys have helped me kind of explain what I've run into. Because as I've tried to get a little cleaner with what I do and how I eat as well, for my vegan patients, I need to get to know that better. Because I go to these places in these restaurants and realize, guess what, guys? I'm pretty darn happy when I leave there with things that I didn't know, that can mimic the meat and so forth.
Lisa Beres 06:09
Right? Yeah, there's so many alternatives now today available. And you know, since we went full plant based, six years ago, almost seven, we had to learn about foods we never knew about too, because a lot of people who go plant based can get really like granular and eat the same things over and over. Right? And so, you've got to really expand that diet into really, it's a lot of produce and our palate, like a lot of greens, a lot of produce, but then you've got the nuts and the seeds and avocado and healthy fats, and obviously legumes and all of that. But yeah.
Dr. Ken Redcross 06:43
So, it's interesting, you bring that up, because I do a lot of those, I eat one plant-based meal a day usually and breakfast in the morning is better for me. So, I'm glad you guys bring this up. Because as people who follow me that aren't necessarily vegan and so forth are now recognizing that there's other opportunities to be able to eat well and get all the macros you need. I'm a big exerciser and so forth. So, everything for me is how do I hit my targets if I go plant based, so I'm glad you brought that up.
Lisa Beres 07:10
Yeah, okay. And like pea protein is really popular, hemp milk has really high protein. The plant-based milks are so popular now. Yeah, I'm digressing here a little but if you are plant based and you're listening, oh wow. You can get a lot of like nutrients just by getting a good quality nut milk that you're using. Like I said, hemp and pea being like the two highest in protein and then you've got you know, almond and cashew and hazelnut macadamia there's so many nut milks now.
Ron Beres 07:35
Well, I'm curious about balanced diet. So, before we started this podcast, Dr. Redcross told us back when he was in 10th grade, I don't know what his diet was like then he was dunked on by the eighth grader Allen Iverson. What an honor.
Dr. Ken Redcross 07:49
It was an honor. Thank you, Alan. Thank you for listening. Thank you.
Ron Beres 07:53
That was your diet optimum at that point. And he beat you on a bad day. So, you had some French fries.
Dr. Ken Redcross 07:57
Guys, he beat me because I was a French fry guy. He wouldn't beat me now though, because I'm closer than plant based. I'm not as good as you guys. Oh, wow. Yeah, but I hope to get him again. If I can find him. I'm ready to go with him. Now toe to toe. I'm ready.
Ron Beres 08:13
I think that's the moment I think that we're going to see a one on one game with you and Allen Iverson right. That's going to be good. I'd pay to see it. So quick question doctor, can lack of sleep affect our immune system and our ability to fend off the cold or flu.
Dr. Ken Redcross 08:27
So, think about this, everyone. It takes only one sleepless night for you to be thrown off balance immune system wise, when we rest, we're doing two things. We're making sure to refresh and also restore from the insults that we've gotten all day. Not physical insults everyone, but just the S word. The S word everyone you hear me the S word is stress. I don't like to say the word because I think it gives too much power. So that S word that's out there. Those are insults that are happening all day and they're affecting your immune system. If you remember when you used to hang out with your friends, you go out one night, especially here in New York City, you get back at three or four in the morning, you wake up the next morning, what's happened, your nose is running, you feel terrible. You feel like oh my gosh, I'm sick. It's the immune system, everyone and so you need to make sure you do whatever you can to kind of boost and stabilize that immune system, especially during the cold and flu season, which is going to be a doozy this year.
Lisa Beres 09:20
Oh, yeah. Okay, interesting.
Ron Beres 09:23
That's a great point. Because when you know better, you do better. And that's a quote by Grant Hill.
Lisa Beres 09:28
Ron Beres 09:29
That's my so excited I had a quote because we saw Brian Hill on the Oprah show right back in the day. Yeah. Never mind, never mind. Oh, no.
Lisa Beres 09:45
Okay, so that's really important sleep. We have had podcast episodes on sleep and the importance so many people underestimate it. And you know, we've talked about this before, but the glorification of busy aren't great. I only get X number of hours. sleep at night or I only need X amount. It's become like a bragging right that you don't sleep a lot, right?
Dr. Ken Redcross 10:05
You're right, you wear it almost as a badge of honor. Right? It means that you work harder all you need three hours of sleep, I can say that's a no, that's not the truth because your brain needs to be able to recharge, always call it hitting the pause button. Our brain needs that each and every day. So that's not the way to think about it. So when you're also thinking about sleep, let's recognize kind of brand new there, we're learning even more, we just figured out your circadian rhythm as far as the gene that is located on and now that we're doing that we're looking in the wellness space, and we're talking about different things that can help to balance our sleep now that we have more insight. So, this is a good subject, especially like I said, during the flu and cold season, because that's when these viruses� prey on us.
Lisa Beres 10:45
Huh, yeah, right. And we're more vulnerable. And I'm a big believer in sleep, what would you say? Like everyone should at least be getting what six to eight or eight plus?
Dr. Ken Redcross 10:55
Well, kind of sort of released and you almost hit at the CDC says we're supposed to be getting seven and a half hours of sleep. That's the goal. That's the sweet spot. Obviously, it's on average, or some a little bit less, some a little bit more. But if you can imagine getting that seven and a half hours sleep to once again deal with those insults that are thrown to us each and every day. I promise your productivity would skyrocket.
Lisa Beres 11:16
Hmm. Okay. Really good, guys. Let's get to bed. You know, I think I've heard before 10, right?
Dr. Ken Redcross 11:23
There you go, perfect. I was going to tell you 10 o'clock was the best and the temperature if I'm not mistaken, guys. They asleep Association said the best temperature is like 67-68. So, a little chilly? Actually, yeah. But those people actually slept a little bit better, actually. And you're right, the time was around 10 ish, where you really got some good benefits.
Lisa Beres 11:43
Yeah. And that's really hard to do for a lot of us. But really just getting in those habits building those habits. Okay, so Dr. Redcross, why should we be proactive and not wait to address symptoms when something like the flu occurs?
Dr. Ken Redcross 11:56
Great question. So, look, everyone. So, as we get these colds and so forth, we plow through obviously, if we get sick, we're not supposed to go to work a lot of us do or because we have to. But when you think about the flu, the flu is a little bit of a different animal. The number one complication of the flu, everyone is pneumonia. And that's what a lot of the deaths that you see each and every year from the flu, it's not necessarily just the virus itself, it's the complication of pneumonia that we see. And so, it's important. earliness is the key, right, making sure that we're on top of it, and having two things, making sure we're paying it says attention to our bodies, and also making sure that we have that relationship with a doctor, that bond that I talked about. So that you know like, you know, I'm a little bit short of breath. This doesn't seem normal.
Lisa Beres 12:37
Yeah, I was reading on your background and some press releases and where you talk about how a lot of people and let's be honest, especially men, will say I'm just going to toss it out. Or you know, I don't need to go to the doctor, that's not good.
Dr. Ken Redcross 12:54
Man, like a true man is trying to get tough.
Lisa Beres 12:56
Here you go. Well, we have a friend, someone that I grew up with that actually passed away for this very reason. Yeah, they just weren't home alone. No one was around, they thought they could tough it out whatever was going on trying to do the Gatorade thing, and ended up passing away. And so, don't let your egos get in the way, you know, if you need to see a doctor, you know, see a doctor and make that happen? Because health is the greatest wealth, right?
Dr. Ken Redcross 13:21
No, it is. And I'm glad you mentioned that, because that hits home the point even though we're talking here, guys, and we mentioned the fluid comes each and every year and it's just like normal, right? But to your point. That's it, Lisa, it's not really normal everyone. So however, you do it. So, I am a Western trained physician you guys mentioned I trained at Columbia here in New York. So, I have my Western training hat, but I'm on the alternative side of healing. I've kind of seen the light in a sense to realize that my goal is not to have to pull out my prescription pad. So, when we talk about the flu, influenza, everyone is the actual virus. Of course, as we talk about that, that's where things that we'll hit on today. Like on the homeopathic side, that's where those things are beautiful, not a prescription pad not having to deal with side effects. But once again, earliness being on top of things early are the key. I love that. Well, prevention, well, what are some of the closer to Earth remedies that you prefer to give your patients and maybe even give to your family? Well, you know, one of the bigger ones so at the first sign when you guys are out there and you get flu like symptoms, there's one called it's a long one. Oscillococcinum I'm going to give you a spelling test later.
Lisa Beres 14:29
I just learned how to pronounce it. You'd be surprised.
Ron Beres 14:31
I still haven't learned.
Dr. Ken Redcross 14:33
And I mentioned that one in particular, but why do I mention it everyone? Well, it's been shown to decrease the severity and the duration of flu like symptoms, especially when taken within the first 48 hours. But what really makes it more magic for me is that a lot of my patients are on the go. And these are little micro pellets. I'll show you everyone actually, right in here. They're like little micro pellets in that dose. They're tiny reason why they're so good. And I usually take this before it's Take my flights, everyone to be honest, I don't know if this is in the packaging insert. Before I take my flights, I'd make sure to take it. But in any case, it decreases the severity and duration when taken early. The other key is, I don't need water, there are micro pellets. So, lots of times I don't have water near me. And then what about for my patients who have diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, I don't have to worry about that with Oscillococcinum. I don't have to worry about that. Because there's no drug to drug interactions. I don't have to worry about it, making them drowsy. So those are things that quite honestly, everyone keeps me up at night when I have to use my prescription pad for certain things, like I mentioned, for heart failure, for instance. But when it comes to flu system, or flu season, I should say rather, that's the time when we should be closer to the earth, I like to say, and that's where the homeopathic reds kind of really come in nicely.
Lisa Beres 15:51
Right? It's interesting. Yeah, homeopathy has been around and Boiron, the company that we're referencing here, you know, for 90 years, it's so interesting that a lot of people feel like it's a new thing. You know, it's a new alternative. But they've been around for 90 years.
Dr. Ken Redcross 16:06
Which you know, what, you know, what else is funny Lisa, when you're saying like, you know, it seems like it's new. So, when I went with my family, we were in Europe, and we were just enjoying some time out there and have twins, everyone and one of my kids wasn't feeling so well. So, I went there. It wasn't so unique. In fact, that's what they had. I didn't know you know, just in my mind, everyone, you're thinking, oh, I need a Western. No, I did it. There and Oscillococcinum was there the cold calm, which is another remedy for more cold symptoms, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, once again, my kids were older, it's safe for kids three and older. But my point is, it was so cool to be somewhere where in Europe, they already get it.
Lisa Beres 16:51
They get it.
Dr. Ken Redcross 16:51
They already get it. See that? It was I actually was making sure there you go those smart European smart here.
Ron Beres 16:59
So, what if you don't know which one to take? Because she's like, cold convert? So, what would be the thought there? Good. Good point, Ron.
Dr. Ken Redcross 17:04
So that's the reason why it's so important. Like Lisa said, at the top of the segment to kind of discern between the cold and the flu, the flu guys, it's almost like you feel like you've been hit by a truck, a Mack truck, it's those body aches, it's the fever, it's the chills, too cold, tends to be more upper airway stuff tends to be kind of stuck in the head, the face, the ears and that sort of thing. That's when cold calm kind of has a nice place there. But when you're feeling flu-i, that sort of thing, especially when that fever starts to act up. That's when you want to get it in your system as soon as you can. And back to that diet that we all talked about making sure that you're eating properly as well fueling right?
Lisa Beres 17:43
Yeah. When you don't feel well. So, what do you find most appealing about these homeopathic medicines? And what are some of your favorites for the cold and flu? We mentioned? Oscillococcinum. But we can call it Oscillo. Cold calm. Is there any cough syrup or anything else?
Dr. Ken Redcross 18:04
Yeah, there is every one. So, look. So, the reason why I love homeopathy in particular is like I said, I can sleep at night, there's less worry, because I know that they've been around for years decades that homeopathy has been around. I also know that once again, is my patients that have to take those medications, I don't have to worry about interactions. I don't really even have to worry about side effects, which gives you a lot of calls everyone and going back and forth on how to make Miss Jones better was something that she gave her. My whole goal is to do no harm. Right? Right. And so, the best cough medicine I have is also with Boiron. And it's called Chestal. It's a honey-based formula. Everyone, no hidden the magic of honey. It's very, very interesting. I don't know if you guys ever followed me on social media before, but I was a beekeeper for a day. Wow. Yeah. When I went to a spiritual retreat out in Austin. And I say that because you have to understand that honey is all about healing. Back to what we talked about. Because guys, I am a fitness kind of nut. The only two forms of sugar that are healthy for us that are natural, is really maple syrup and honey. Well, they're coming from the earth, right? They're coming from special places. Well, and especially with bees. And so, when you look at that they even found honey in the tombs. I mean, that's just kind of how sacred it was. So, when you're dealing with chest all in the honey, you're getting the benefit and that it's more of unexpected, and it doesn't suppress the call, which we don't want. I don't want to keep all that. Yeah, I need that to come out. And that's what the honey really helps with also like the fact that you could take it day or night. Once again, there's no somnolence with it, like some of the over the counters that have all those artificial ingredients to make it carry this. It's not a cherry in the bottle guy bought a chariot. It looks like it what it looks like, right? It looks like it. So, I say that when we talk about things that we need to make sure that we're doing, ready during this season, so when you're in the Redcross household, they're on the first name basis. And there's nothing better than having your kid�s kind of grow up and know what to reach for when they're not feeling good.
Lisa Beres 20:12
Learning that early can help them. I love that the homeopathic medicines obviously have no known drug interactions. They're not habit forming, no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, all of that. But most importantly, like you just said, they're not masking the symptoms, like so many medications, right? Just mask and we're used to that.
Dr. Ken Redcross 20:31
you know, at least you brought up a great point because you said non-habit forming everyone. So, if we had this talk, gosh, guys, what maybe probably because of the pandemic, so let's say four years ago, we had an opioid epidemic, and it's not fully gone. Has it improved? Somewhat? Yeah. But now fentanyl is on the rise. But I mentioned that when you mentioned habit forming, because a lot of the over the counter stuff. Good luck trying to find it guys, you go if you looking on the western side, because they've taken them all off the shelves, because they were getting abused or a lot of the components that were in there. And so right, once again, it's just kind of letting us know. The Cold Flu stuff. Western medicines, not the way in the beginning of this, right. It's this the homeopathic way to try this first. It's symptom treatment, which is the big focus there when you talk about it. So, I'm so glad you mentioned about the non-habit form because you're right, that's key. America has changed a bit, but it's still there that we need to be mindful of that.
Lisa Beres 21:27
What's that movie? We watched her Ron? Dopesick? Oh, yeah, that was good movie. Oh, rent it. Oh, my gosh. Oh, good.
Dr. Ken Redcross 21:36
Lisa Beres 21:38
It's about the opioid epidemic. Right? What is it? What is the first year?
Ron Beres 21:41
Lisa Beres 21:43
Michael Keaton plays the doctor. It's based on the drug. I think it's like OxyContin.
Ron Beres 21:50
Okay. All right, exactly. Yeah.
Dr. Ken Redcross 21:53
They're Oxys. This people will call them.
Lisa Beres 21:55
Oxy. Okay. And it's based on the actual story of what happened and how the doctor in West Virginia who was played by Michael Keaton, and they really pushed him to start over prescribing and Oh, telling him there's no risk for addiction and side effects on all this. And of course, there was and how it just exploded. And it's very sad to watch because, you know, he thought he was doing a good job as the physician being told that it was safe. Turns out it wasn't at all. And now those have been so many lawsuits and all of that around now. Yeah, it's risky. And I think like, as a society, people, especially as they get older, they're just used to taking so much medicine and not realizing like these are dangerous drugs. This, you know, some of them that why not try the least harmful to you know, first always as your first line of defense?
Dr. Ken Redcross 21:56
No, you're right.
Lisa Beres 22:00
I want to backup really quick. I felt like we skated over this. So, Dr. Redcross, two things. You said you were a beekeeper for a day. And then the second thing I want to figure out, I wanted to get a visual like so that you put on the suit and you had like your little smoke device. What did you do that 60 seconds or less? Tell us about your beekeeper experience?
Dr. Ken Redcross 23:01
Let me tell you about I was living it. I had my beekeeper hunt. I thought it was a you know; I liked my things a little tailored. So, I would I would have taken it in a little bit on the side. But what is I had it I had my little beekeeper thing, and they would only let me stay for two hours. That's what I paid. Oh, I say I was there. I was learning I tasted different ones some that were smoky because they were germinated with mesquite. Oh, and it changed the flavor of the honey. Oh, but the whole point for me was just once again, getting back closer to the earth honey is just so amazing in so many different ways. And when you talk about it ingests all and so forth. It just helps with that irritation that you get in your throat. It helps with like I said with expectoration, which is what we want not to let it look all the suppressants over the counter because then they come up with bronchitis. So that's the only reason why I wasn't a professional beekeeper. I need to look that up guys. I forget the name. There's a name for professional beekeeper.
Lisa Beres 23:55
We need to see that picture on Instagram. Okay. We're going to get last that up, we should.
Ron Beres 24:01
I thought there's going to be a story like. But doctor, what is the issue concerning medications for children? So, like, what must we be mindful of when administering medicines to younger members of our family?
Dr. Ken Redcross 24:18
Well, as we finish up kind of the honey story, not as crazy as wild as Ron would have wanted it. But like, for instance, you have to be careful with children because you can't go too low with children taken honey, it's three or two or three are older. So that's one reason. But the main thing is those over the counter meds once again, they're not real everyone. I was joking before. There's not cherry in there. There's not a grape in there. So, if there's not a cherry or grape in there, what is in their parents, what's in there, and a lot of them are sedating. Some of them can make our kids a little wilder than they normally are because it just doesn't work with their little systems. And so that's why I say we don't really have any wonderful kind of Western men options. For the beginning of cold and flu season in particular, so it's really putting artificial ingredients, and also some potentially habit-forming ingredients in our kids, little bodies. And so, it's just important about being mindful about what we're putting in even when we're eating. Even as I eat certain days, I have a calendar to where I'm more mindful about eating. So, I have the food in front of me, but I'm thinking about the farmer who grew that particular asparagus, or I'm trying to think of the person down in Oxnard, who has those strawberries on my plate to Oxnard, California, and that sort of thing. And so that's my mindful eating. And so, I think about that with anything I put in my body. So, I hope anyone listening and watching thinks like, you know, maybe Doc is right, maybe I should really think about where that product came. I'm giving you an example of that farmer and Ochsner. You can imagine him or her out there. Can you imagine somebody putting a fake cherry in a bottle? Who that looks like what that looks like?
Lisa Beres 25:57
Dr. Ken Redcross 26:06
That's more like it. I don't want that in my body. And you don't want it in your kid's bodies either.
Lisa Beres 26:11
Yeah, isn't that true? I mean, it's something we talk about so much on this podcast, everything from you know, the bedding you sleep on, you know, making sure that that's organic, and that that's not doused in pesticides and you know, your air freshener runs famous quote, you can put fresh air in a can you can buy fresh air and again, regardless of the beautiful commercial right up in the Himalayan Mountains, you know, and fresh air is only made, you know, from nature and so Exactly, yeah, so that's such a great point. And I know like we had talked to Ron and me when we were little, we liked cough drops, because you know, we thought they were like candy. I remember it's a little chewy cough drop that I loved because I thought it tastes so good cherry flavor. Got my fruits for the day. And you too, right Ron? You were eating cough drops all the time.
Ron Beres 27:01
Lots of cavities. I'll tell you lots of cavity.
Lisa Beres 27:03
So, like in the gummies you know, knowing that you have to be careful if they are loaded with gelatin.
Ron Beres 27:10
You have the perfect name for a doctor. It's doctor Redcross.
Lisa Beres 27:12
Ron Beres 27:14
That's Dr. Redcross. Isn't that crazy.
Dr. Ken Redcross 27:18
Amazing. Yeah, it shows you the good Lord has a sense of humor.
Lisa Beres 27:22
That's it. You didn't have a choice in your career, right?
Dr. Ken Redcross 27:25
Funny guy. So, I'm the first doctor on my family. So, it's so funny. You know, I thought about it. Once I was in med school. They always like there can't be a Redcross in here. It's a Native American last name. So, it's a pretty cool story. 1787 was the first Redcross John Mary Lucy. And that was the first Redcross is kind of cool when you see the documents every one because it's that nice script 1700s with better penmanship than I had.
Lisa Beres 27:51
Oh, wow. That's pretty cool.
Ron Beres 27:54
Lisa Beres 27:56
Oh my gosh, this has been so incredible. Thank you Dr. Redcross. And remember friends, as Dr. Redcross says the best defense is good offense. The most important thing you can do is practice preventative measures and stocked up now on homeopathic medicines that you may need for the season. Thank you again. And to learn more about Dr. Redcross' work and services. Visit drkenredcross.com. That's drkenredcross.com. And to learn more about boron visit BoironUSA. That's boironusa.com.
Ron Beres 28:31
And we'll have all the links in the show notes at ronandlisa.com/ podcast. Stay tuned next week friends and get ready to up level your health. See you then.
Lisa Beres 28:44
Bye bye. Thank you.
Dr. Ken Redcross 28:47
Bye! Thank you, guys. Have an awesome day.
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